Another weather warning has been issued for Greater Manchester with snow and ice again set to cause problems. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for the region that will last until 11am on Friday. The latest wintry spell could cause problems for commuters. The warning says that periods of heavy rain, hail and snow will be mixed with clear spells that will allow the temperature to drop sharply once more.
They began their relationship as penpals as Britain fought against fascism - and their wartime letters soon bloomed into romance. Stockport couple Douglas and Jean Crockart, 91 and 88, are now celebrating 70 years of marriage after their correspondence during the bleakest years of World War Two become a lifelong love. It all began when Douglas, a young Scottish soldier with the Northern Highland Regiment, caught glimpse of a picture of Jean while he was serving abroad.
Sixteen companies from across Greater Manchester have been named and shamed by the government for failing to pay employees the national minimum wage. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has identified firms that have underpaid staff and must now give back pay. They say the biggest offender in Greater Manchester, in terms of the amount, is Shine Hair and Beauty, in Wythenshawe, who underpaid a total of £9,936 to seven workers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".